Business and Society

Business and Society


  • Release: 2017-01-15
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 312 page
  • ISBN: 9781783604517
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Corporations dominate our societies. They employ us, sell to us and influence how we think and who we vote for, while their economic interests dictate local, national and global agendas. Written in clear and accessible terms, this much-needed textbook provides critical perspectives on all aspects of the relationship between business and society: from an historical analysis of the spread of capitalism as the foundation of the 'corporate' revolution in the late nineteenth century to the regulation, ethics and exclusionary implications of business in contemporary society. Furthermore, it examines how corporate power and capitalism might be resisted, outlining a range of alternatives, from the social economy through to new forms of open access or commons ownership.

Business and Society

Business and Society


  • Release: 2018-06-26
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 266 page
  • ISBN: 9783319788555
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The world of business is constantly evolving and management education institutions will likely face a number of challenges in keeping up with these changes. While most books focus on the needs of management education institutions, this work addresses the needs of the corporate world in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Featuring an extensive research study spanning 11 countries, it offers a unique perspective on the business challenges and developmental needs of companies in emerging and recently emerged economies, and on the missing links between those needs and management education. Using both company-specific and country-level data, the book provides businesses and educators with rare insights and recommendations on strengthening existing partnerships (or establishing them anew) between management education institutions and the corporate sector in order to make management education relevant for the 21st century. The book argues that ‘relevance’ should take the center-stage of all higher education institutions in order to accomplish their third mission, namely service to society. This is especially important for management education institutions, whose mission is to mold future managers and leaders who can have a significant influence on economic success and the wellbeing of society.

Business and Society

Business and Society


  • Release: 2020-07-24
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 456 page
  • ISBN: 9781506388090
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Business and Society: Ethical, Legal, and Digital Environments prepares students for the modern workplace by exploring the opportunities and challenges they will face in today′s interconnected, global economy. The author team discusses legal and ethical issues throughout and uses real-world cases to provide students with a holistic understanding of stakeholder issues. Chapters on social media and citizen movements, big data and hacking, and privacy in the digital age provide in-depth coverage of how technology is transforming the relationship between organizations and consumers.

Business  Environment  and Society

Business Environment and Society


  • Release: 2016-12-05
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 338 page
  • ISBN: 9781351868600
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This book blends theory and practice to support courses in corporate social responsibility (CSR), business and society, and environmental management and sustainability. Based on her extensive work with companies, the author offers engaging readings and teaching cases that address key challenges for business today - measurement, supply chain management, public policy, and stakeholder pressures. Part I focuses on the macro-level and provides an overview of concepts such as the green economy, eco-industrial parks, corporate social responsibility (corporate citizenship), nanotechnology, and sustainable consumption. Part II provides specific frameworks and tools for sustainability management and measurement at the company level. Part III includes detailed teaching cases of several well-known firms. The main theme is that business is a key player in achieving a more sustainable development, yet its practices are often narrow in focus or shortsighted. The text provokes discussions around issues such as: Is business sustainability possible in a market economy focused on increasing consumption? Should a product or service be called "green" when it puts at risk the health and safety of workers? What can U.S. policymakers learn from their European counterparts when it comes to protecting human health and the environment? How can we ensure that the benefits of nanotechnology exceed its risks? How can sustainability indicators be used as a tool to advance sustainability by companies and policymakers? The book provides a flexible, up-to-date supplementary teaching tool for undergraduate and graduate students, executive education courses, and certificate programs. Intended Audience: Primarily undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in environmental management, corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, or business and society; as a supplementary text in professional education and certificate programs in environmental management, corporate citizenship, sustai

Business in Society

Business in Society


  • Release: 2009-06-22
  • Publisher: Polity
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 310 page
  • ISBN: 9780745642321
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What’s the point of studying business from a socialperspective? How can sociology aid my understanding of the big issues facingbusinesses today? Can thinking sociologically really equip me better for a careerin business? This book provides an indispensable introduction to business andorganizations from a social perspective. Using classic andcontemporary ideas and evidence, the book explores the connectionsbetween people, work, organizations and society. Carefullyillustrated with a range of up-to-date case studies, the book showshow sociology can shed light on current developments in thebusiness world. Drawing on their considerable experience of teaching sociologyto a range of audiences, the authors provide a straightforward butstill stimulating step-by-step guide to issues such as:discrimination and diversity in the workplace; trade unionism andindustrial disputes; the need for ethics and legislation; and thechanging roles of managers and employees. The book provides: Clearly-defined learning aims; Questions for discussion and reflection; Annotated suggestions for further reading; In-depth case studies linking sociological ideas to businessrealities. Written with the needs of students taking degrees outside thetraditional social sciences in mind, such as business studies,human resources and management, the book is suitable for thoseapproaching sociology for the very first time. Accessible andinspirational, it will help students to grasp new and excitingpossibilities for thinking about business in the contemporaryworld.

The Challenge for Business and Society

The Challenge for Business and Society


  • Release: 2018-05-09
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9781119437482
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A roadmap to improve corporate social responsibility The 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign focused a good deal of attention on the role of corporations in society, from both sides of the aisle. In the lead up to the election, big companies were accused of profiteering, plundering the environment, and ignoring (even exacerbating) societal ills ranging from illiteracy and discrimination to obesity and opioid addiction. Income inequality was laid squarely at the feet of us companies. The Trump administration then moved swiftly to scrap fiscal, social, and environmental rules that purportedly hobble business, to redirect or shut down cabinet offices historically protecting the public good, and to roll back clean power, consumer protection, living wage, healthy eating initiatives and even basic public funding for public schools. To many eyes, and the lens of history, this may usher in a new era of cowboy capitalism with big companies, unfettered by regulation and encouraged by the presidential bully pulpit, free to go about the business of making money—no matter the consequences to consumers and the commonwealth. While this may please some companies in the short term, the long term consequences might result in just the opposite. And while the new administration promises to reduce "foreign aid" and the social safety net, Stanley S. Litow believes big companies will be motivated to step up their efforts to create jobs, reduce poverty, improve education and health, and address climate change issues — both domestically and around the world. For some leaders in the private sector this is not a matter of public relations or charity. It is integral to their corporate strategy—resulting in creating new markets, reducing risks, attracting and retaining top talent, and generating growth and realizing opportunities. Through case studies (many of which the author spearheaded at IBM), The Challenge for Business and Society provides clear guidance for companies to build their own

Business  Information Technology and Society

Business Information Technology and Society


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 252 page
  • ISBN: 0415192137
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This book is primarily intended as an undergraduate text that introduces students to the impact of modern information technology on business. It focuses upon the use of information technology on organizations of all kinds, and the way this is constrained by the wider society within which such organizations operate.

Business and Society

Business and Society


  • Release: 1975
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 611 page
  • ISBN: MINN:31951001837016H
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Examines the relationships between business institutions, communities, government, and employees, and surveys current philosophies concerning the social responsibility of business